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Recycle and be rewarde​d

A new way to recycle your dental care products with Philips​

    We know it is currently more difficult than usual to get to public drop-off locations.

     

    To make it more convenient to recycle your used dental care products, we have partnered with TerraCycle® to offer free shipping for you to return your waste from the comfort of your home.​

     

    As a thank you for recycling, once your waste has been received by TerraCycle® they will send you a ‘10% off’ Philips discount code for your next purchase of Philips brush heads via email.* (T&Cs apply).​

     

    Recycle your products to make the world healthier and more sustainable.​

    Recycling scheme

    Download my free shipping label

    Complete this TerraCycle® form and they will send you a shipping label and a discount code once the waste is received.

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    What can be recycled?


    ALL BRANDS ACCEPTED
    Electiric toothbrush heads
    Electric toothbrush heads and covers
    Electiric flosser nozzies
    Electric flosser nozzles
    Flossing sticks
    Flossing sticks and interdental brushes
    Dental floss containers
    Dental floss containers

    Waste that is NOT accepted:​

    • Battery operated toothbrushes​
    • Electric toothbrush handles​
    • Manual toothbrushes​
    • Toothpaste tubes and caps​
    • Outer cardboard and plastic packaging for toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes and floss containers​
    • Dental floss​
    • Batteries

    Recycling through UPS with TerraCycle®


    To send your waste back to Terracycle® simply book a free pick-up via UPS by calling 03457 877 877 or book online via this link**. ​

     

    Thanks to a partnership with UPS, all carbon emissions generated by packages containing waste shipped to TerraCycle® are offset by carbon reduction programmes, meaning there are no net carbon emissions into the environment.​

     

    For more information on carbon offsetting, visit the TerraCycle® webpage here.**​

    How long does this scheme last?


    To celebrate the launch of this scheme, download your shipping label by the 30th April and send your waste to TerraCycle® by the 15th of May. You will then qualify to receive a ‘10% off’ discount code for the Philips Store. ​

     

    Make sure you collect and send as much waste as possible as you are only eligible for one discount code during this time!​

     

    Don’t worry, you will still be able to recycle your used dental care products after this scheme has ended, through The Philips Dental Care Recycling Programme - find out how here!

    Frequently asked questions

    How do I participate in the postage and discount code scheme?

    You can participate by following the below steps: 

     

    1. Request your free shipping label above. 
    2. Download and print off the shipping label. 
    3. Wash, dry, and pack your used dental care products in a sturdy cardboard box which is no larger than 60x60x50cm in size and attach the shipping label. 
    4. Send your package to TerraCycle® by booking a free pick-up via UPS when calling 03457 877 877 or by booking online via this link. Alternatively, you can also drop off your parcel at your closest UPS drop-off point, which you can find here.. 
    5. Once TerraCycle® have received your used dental care products, you will be sent a ‘10% Off’ discount code for use on the Philips store for a new set of Philips brush heads.* 
    What is The Philips Dental Care Recycling Programme?
    In partnership with Terracycle®, Philips has launched the first UK-based recycling scheme accepting brush heads, flossing nozzles, flossing sticks, and interdental brushes, regardless of which brand!
    What can I recycle?
    The Philips Dental Care Recycling Programme WILL accept all brands of electric toothbrush heads and covers, electric flossing nozzles, flossing sticks, interdental brushes and dental floss containers.
    What can I not recycle?
    This recycling programme will NOT accept battery operated toothbrushes, electric toothbrush handles, manual toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes and caps, outer cardboard and plastic packaging for toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes, floss containers, dental floss and batteries.
    What is TerraCycle®?

    TerraCycle® is an innovative recycling company that has become a global leader in recycling typically hard-to-recycle waste. TerraCycle®​ offers a range of free programmes that are funded by conscientious companies, as well as recycling solutions available for purchase for almost every form of waste. To date, over 202 million people are collecting in 21 countries and have collected billions of pieces of waste, raising over 44 million dollars for charities around the world. ​ 

     

    More information can be found on TerraCycle®'s website here.**

    How long does this recycling scheme last?
    This promotion will last for 6 weeks, so you have until 12th February to request your free shipping label. To be eligible for your discount code, you then have 4 months to send your waste back to TerraCycle®. Please refer to the Terms & Conditions* below for more information about the discount code. 
    When will I get my discount code?
    TerraCycle® will send the discount code to you directly once the package with your used dental care products has been successfully received by them. 
    What are the Terms & Conditions of the discount code?
    1. Only one code per person can be obtained during the promotional period (between 4th January to 30th April 2021). There is no minimum weight required to be eligible for the promotional code.
    2. Recyclable waste must be received by TerraCycle®  by 15th May 2021 to be eligible for the promotional code.
    3. The promotional code can be used to obtain 10% off any purchase of a Philips Sonicare replacement Brush Head, excluding shipping costs, online at www.philips.co.uk.
    4. Promotional codes will be provided by TerraCycle® upon receipt and assessment of qualifying dental waste. Please be aware this will may take up to 14 days.
    5. Qualifying dental waste consists of electric brush heads, flossing nozzles, flossing sticks, containers and interdental brushes of any brand.
    6. Provision of ineligible waste will result in the disqualification of this promotion.
    7. This promotional code can only be used once.
    8. The promotional code is valid until 31 March 2022.
    9. Promotional codes cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer on www.philips.co.uk.
    10. Philips reserves the right to cancel a promotional code at any time.
    11. Promoter: Philips Electronics UK Limited, Philips Centre, Guildford Business Park, Guildford, Surrey GU2 8XG.
    How should I package my used dental care products?
    When you are finished with your dental care product, rinse it under hot water to get any excess product off it and then dry it before placing in your parcel. You can use any cardboard box to send your waste, however the box must be clean and sturdy and no larger than 60x60x50cm in size. Once you have your box, put your waste directly in it, close it well and stick the prepaid shipping label on the box (the postage is of course completely free). 
    Are there weight limits for the waste I can send to TerraCycle®?
    We would encourage users to collect multiple products and send them in a larger batch. The maximum weight of a single shipment you can send to TerraCycle® is 20kg, however there is no minimum weight requirement.
    How else can I recycle my used dental care products?

    Alongside this temporary offer of a free shipping label and ‘10% Off’ discount code for sending your waste directly to TerraCycle®, you can recycle your dental care products by:
     

    Dropping your waste off at another TerraCycle® public drop-off location: ​
     

    Find your nearest public drop-off location on the interactive map here, and drop off your dental care products including any brand of electric toothbrush heads and covers, electric flosser nozzles, flossing sticks, interdental brushes, or dental floss containers. ​**

    How can I recycle my electric toothbrush handle?

    There are two ways to recycle an electric toothbrush in the UK.

     

    Kerbside collection

    Your local authority may collect small electrical items including your electric toothbrush. Visit your local council page to see if they collect small electrical items. This is usually found under ‘what can I Recycle.’ If they do, follow the guidance provided to get your electric toothbrush collected and recycled.

     

    Recycling centre

    Another way to recycle your electric toothbrush is to take it along to your local recycling center. To find your nearest one, visit Recyclenow. **

    Where can I find more information about recycling and sustainability?

    To learn more about TerraCycle®, visit their page here. ​**

    To learn more about Sustainability at Philips click here.​

    To learn more about refurbished products from Philips, click here.

    *ONLINE PROMOTIONAL CODE​
    TERMS AND CONDITIONS
     

    1. Only one code per person can be obtained during the promotional period (between 4th January to 30th April 2021). There is no minimum weight required to be eligible for the promotional code.
    2. Recyclable waste must be received by TerraCycle®  by 15th May 2021 to be eligible for the promotional code.
    3. The promotional code can be used to obtain 10% off any purchase of a Philips Sonicare replacement Brush Head, excluding shipping costs, online at www.philips.co.uk.
    4. Promotional codes will be provided by TerraCycle® upon receipt and assessment of qualifying dental waste. Please be aware this will may take up to 14 days.
    5. Qualifying dental waste consists of electric brush heads, flossing nozzles, flossing sticks, containers and interdental brushes of any brand.
    6. Provision of ineligible waste will result in the disqualification of this promotion.
    7. This promotional code can only be used once.
    8. The promotional code is valid until 31 March 2022.
    9. Promotional codes cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer on www.philips.co.uk.
    10. Philips reserves the right to cancel a promotional code at any time.
    11. Promoter: Philips Electronics UK Limited, Philips Centre, Guildford Business Park, Guildford, Surrey GU2 8XG.

     

    **Philips is not responsible for the content of any third-party websites linked on this page.​

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